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TTTE OMATTA DAILY REE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1903.'
The Omaha Daily Bee.
K. ROHKWATKR, EDITOR.
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complete copies of The Dally Morning,
Kvenlng and Pundnv Ree printed during
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' 2 2U.U70 17 2H.010
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Net average sales.... 28,424
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PAItREJ &EAVHG TUB CITY.
Parties tearing the city at
any time may bare The Be
sent te them regularly bf
notifying; The Ree Business
Office, in person or by mall.
The Address will be chanced
a often aa desired.
Ak-Sar-Ben deserves better ot the
weather man. '
In tho interval the" Marine band is
still piping peacefully away.
, It seems that Bulgaria and Turkey are
both eager to fight ono another, but
neither wants to begin.
It Is JUBt beginning to bo apparent that
Joseph Chamberlain was the biggest
part ot tho Balfour ministry.
Judge Vlnsonhaler Is a very plausible
liar, but bis memory la not good enough
to make him a success in the art
Peter dented the Master anti Judge
Vlnsonhaler denies his own signature.
But the truth will prevail In the end.
The British flag" has made its reap-y-pearance
in Boston. But It comes as a
flag of friendship instead of as a flag of
Whenever The Bee exposes a crook,
an embezzler or a fraud, it is invariably
charged up to personal malice and po
Well, now, is young George B. McClel
lan with his Tammany brand etlough
of a democrat to elicit an endorsement
from Colonel Bryan?
Tomorrow's Sunday Bee, dedicated to
King Ak-Sar-Bou, will be a record
breaker in every way. Tlace your orders
for extra copies early.
rrepare to keep open house next week
for your out-of-town friends who are
about to swoop down on Omaha for the
autumn carnival festivities.
It will take several Philadelphia law
yers to Interpret the fine points of the
new primary rules ordained by the re
publican county committee.
The shades of John Bright and Rich
ard. Gobden must be having a very un
quiet time of it if the talk of the wort
avday world percolates into the colestial
Sir Thomas Llpton declares he is not
in the race for the vacancy in the post
tlon of British ambasaador to the United
States. "That is a race 'in which he
might Vi la out it he would only go In
If ha were Just an ordinary gambler
Instead of ono who disguises his profes
slon, a man whose imagination could
produce such a fine assassination story
would be suspected merely of hitting
The question puziling the politicians
in New 'ork is whether a candidate for
office can be really nonpartisan If he ac
cepts a place on the Tammany ticket and
on the anti-Tammany ticket at one and
the same time.
Omaha could unquestionably have bet
ter lighted streets at smaller outlay with
a municipal lighting plant than under
contract with private corporations. As
long as it continues to deal with the
private lighting coriwratlons it must ex
pe?t to be charged all the traffic will
Massachusetts democrats managed to
condemn in their platform about every-
s thing and everybody on the calendar,
even going so fur as to set up a few
straw meu Into the bargain to make a
lltUe ap political capital against the
republicans. Nothing could Illustrate
better the dearth of the democracy tor
real lasuea to t)rht on.
19 rift TRUST MR A BNDtDt
This Is a question which cannot ho
definitely answered anil yvt conditions
at present appear to Justify the opinion
thnt the era of the formation of tcrrnt
luilustrlafx, combination. conimonly
designated as trusts, has pnssed and
(hat we are not likely to witness a re
newal of this process for a very long
time, perhaps not within a generation.
We recently noted the fact that forty
five corporations organized under the
laws of New Jersey had gone Into the
hands of receivers, the aggregate capital
of these corporations amounting to
many millions of dollars, while their as
sets were comparatively small. In the
case of some of them practically noth
ing. The great fall that has taken place
In the market price of Industrial securi
ties bears evidence to the public dis
trust and gives assurance that it would
not be possible at this time to float the
lwnds of any combination, however fa
vorable Its promises might be.
Remarking upon the stock situation
the New York Evening Tost says that
the most obvious conclusion to be drawn
from It is that the "syndicate plan," as
conceived In the theories of 1001, has
broken down completely. This is
notably Illustrated In the extraordinary
decline of British consols, due to the
fact that the $000,000,000 new consols
Issued In the past three years were for
the most part placed with banking
syndicates. The great combinations In
this country have been promoted largely
upon this plan, though not precisely In
the same way, yet the results are show
ing that the effect Is similar. There has
been in both cases an overestimate of
the ability of the public to take bonds
and securities and the necessary consequence-
Is liquidation and a decline In
Can it be safely assumed from the
existing conditions, that the trust ques
tions Is In a fair way to settle Itself?
That is the view of some sagacious
financiers and there would certainly
seem to be good ground for it There is
no doubt that the Investing public has
become) distrustful of trust securities
and does uot want them, even at the
present low range of .market prices, and
It Is altogether probable that this feel
ing will long prevail. It is this which
gives warrant for the view that the end
of the era of trust organization has.
been reached and that the syndicate
plan has broken down.
LOW A rtD UCLULLA If.
The battle for the mayoralty of New
ork City will be between Seth "Low,
the present mayor, and George B. Mc-
Clellan, now a representative In con
gress. So strangely mixed is the politi
cal situation there that no confident pre
diction can be made at this time as to
the result, but the probabilities seem to
be favorable to the re-election of Mr.
Low, who has given the city a good
administration and should be able to
rally to his support all those who voted
for him two years ago In order to rescue
New York from the corrupt control of
Tammany. It has been impossible, of
course, for Mayor Low to satisfy every
body, but the record he has made is In
the highest degree creditable, and con
ditions in New York today, as compared
with those during the Tammany regime,
ought to insure an overwhelming suc
cess for the fusion ticket, or at any
rate for the head of It
George B. McClelian is largely Indebted
for his political preferment to the fact
that he is the son of General McClelian!
As a representative In congress he has
not shown any remarkable ability and
he Is by no means to bo classed as a
democratic leader. Indeed he has mani
fested no quality of leadership thus far,
but it is possible that he may do so as
the democratic candidate for mayor of
New York. That he will be in full
affiliation with Tammany is to be re
garded as a foregone 'conclusion.
The New York City campaign is cer
tain to command the attention of the
entire country and all the indications
are that it will be full of interest from
start to finish.
Th MATOR AND THK OAS CONTRACT.
Mayor Moores' approval of the resolu
tion extending the contract of the gas
company to the end of 1005, when the
electric light contract also expires, Is de
nounced by the Junior afternoon sheet
as a flagrant disregard of the rights and
interests of the taxpayers to pay a po
litical debt .alleged to have been con
tracted at the last spring's election. We
are told that $30 per year per lamp Is
double the price paid for like service In
other cities, which, if true, would make
a net overcharge of $10,000 a year or
$20,000- for the two years' extension.
As a matter of fact, the average charge
per lamp in forty American cities sup
plied with gas by private corporations
Is $27.50 per year per lamp supplied
with Welsbach burners, 'and not $15 a
year, and the excess at that rate would,
therefore, amount to $5,000 in two years,
providing that the cost of fuel and labor
In Omaha ,were the same as in the prln
clpal cities of the country. If the cost
of labor is 8 to 10 per eent higher in
Omaha than in cities east or south of
the Missouri river the $30 per lamp
charge would not be flagrantly excessive.
The assertion that a Cleveland gaso
line company would have given Omaha
cheaper light if it had been allowed to
bid Is a mere surmise. The earns com
pany, If we are correctly informed, en
tered Into a contract with the city of
Lincoln only two weeks ago for a service
practically the same as that furnished
lu Omaha by the Omaha Gas company
at an anuual rate of $11 per lamp for a
minimum of 800 lamps, which is more
than 30 per cent higher than the prices
paid under the extended contract
Under ordinary circumstances, the
msyor would for all that be Justly cen
surable lor being too hasty in approving
the contract but conditions are not nor
mal in Omaha. It is a matter of no
toriety that the mayor and council have
been hampered at every step with re-
straining orders. Injunctions and man-
damuses. We have had injunctions and
counter Injunctions In the Interest of
paving contractors that have prevented
the city from repairing Its streets. We
have had Injunctions to restrain the
designation of nn official paper. We
have had injunctions to restrain the pay
ment of wages to city employes. In
fact injunctions to restrain everything
and everybody so that the government
of the city Is now In the court house
and not In the city hall.
Very naturally Mayor Moores antici
pated another restraining order and an
Interminable legal contention in the
courts over the public lighting. That he
was correct In his anticipations was
shown by the fact that almost at the
opening of the city hall doors the day
following the pnssage of the gas con
tract resolution a restraining order, pro
cured by an employe of the electric
lighting company, was served upon the
mayor, not In the interest of the city or
gas consumers, but in the Interest of a
corporation that has exerted all its In
fluence and power to secure a monopoly
of public lighting.
The only way to prevent a recurrence
of the periodic railroading of public
lighting contracts is through municipal
ownership. When the city does its own
lighting there will be no need for schem
ing and counter scheming by public
MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TARIFF.
Referring to a recent editorial in this
paper, in which it was urged that in
view of tariff conditions abroad it is Im
portant to carefully consider whether it
would bo the part of wisdom to make
any great departure from our tariff
policy, the Philadelphia Tress suggests
thnt the safe course would be to follow
the other countries and adopt maximum
and minimum rates. "When that Is done,"
says that paper, "France, buying annu
ally from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000 less
of this country than it sells to it, would
cease very quickly to impose its unjust
maximum rates on American products.
But if It continued the maximum rates
the American law would cut off Its
wines, silks and other things, which arti
cles would then come from countries
having the lower rates in this country
and which gave the United States slml
lnr rates in return. To reduce the tariff
without some method of self-protection
in that way would evidently not be ex
pedient" The suggestion of adopting the Eu
ropean plan of maximum and minimum
rates is not new, but it has never met
with much favor in' this country, al
though there is a great deal to be said
In support of It. It Is certainly an en
tirely practicable plan, as Its operation
abroad conclusively shows, and there
does not appear to be any sound reason
why it should not be adopted by the
United States and operate to advantage.
It Is quite possible that in the future
consideration of the tariff the plan of
maximum and minimum rates will re
ceive more attention than has yet been
given it. ,
Whenever the searchlight of publicity
Is turned on a public official who has
farmed out public funds for private gain
or pocketed money he is required to pay
over into the public treasury be almost
Invariably tries to becloud the Issue by
playing cuttlefish. This is precisely the
role Judge Vlnsonhaler has assumed to
meet the grave charges that stare him
In the face.
In defense of his failure to pay over
into the county treasury uncollected wit
ness fees and other, fees held by him in
excess of the disbursements made to pay
his own salary and the salaries of his
clerks, Judge Vlnsonhaler declares that
the accusations against him are Inspired
by malice and disappointment In sup
port of this allegation- he declares that
he at one time refused to grant a con
tinuance In an ejectment case against
Julius Cooley, asked for by Edward
Rosewater, and at another time hnd de
clined to approve a loan of funds In the
hands of an administrator on stock and
life insurance collateral offered by Ed
How would such a defense be received
in a court of Justice? Would it vindi
cate Judge Vlnsonhaler in the eyes of
an Impartial jury from the undisputed
charge that he has failed to report and
pay Into the county treasury uncollected
witness fees paid him by his predeces
sor, and uncalled for witness fees col
lected by himself within the last three
and one-half years?
How would it explain away his re
fusal to take the public into his confi
dence concerning the deposit of large
sums of money held by him In trust for
owners of real estate whose property
was taken by railroads in condemnation
process, and funds held by him for va
rious estates In process of probate? Take
for example the single item of $15,104
awarded to Sarah N. Stanwood for land
condemned by the Union Taclflc rail
road, which was placed in his hands by
his predecessor, Judge Baxter, and has
been held by hhn for three years and
eight mouths. The only information
Judge Vlnsonhaler has so far conde
scended to give concerning this money
Is that It Is deposited In some bank to
his credit as county Judge without in
terest Does any intelligent person fa
miliar with the methods pursued by cus
todians of public funds believe for a
moment that the banks do not In some
way credit back at least 2 per cent on
these deposits? And this Is only one of
the Items that have been uncovered, by
The Bee In Its recent Investigation of
the records of the county Judge.
With a good deal of bravado Judge
Vlnsonhaler declares that those who are
familiar with the work of his office know
that the books are open at all times for
Inspection by those having business with
the office, but be does not tell that the
people who have business with the office
are chiefly bridal couples, administrators
of estates and lawyers representing liti
gants in civil suits. Those people never
trouble Judge Vlnsonhaler with a re
quest for an inspection of bis books.
Why should not all the books in his
office be open to the public, and espe
cially to representatives of the press?
If these books are correctly kept, why
should there be any mystery about the
funds entrusted In the Judge's keeping?
Is not the assurance that he will need a
few days to be able to make a statement
for publicity concerning the funds in his
keeping proof positive that his books are
not In order?
If the Judge hfls kept the moneys be
longing to the county and the moneys
belonging to litigants and estates sep
arate from his own money, as the law
requires, why could he not tell In ten
minutes how much money he has on de
posit and how much he has In his cash
drawer belonging to the county? Why
did he not take the public Into his con
fidence at least once every six months,
or once every year, or once every two
years? Does anybody believe he would
have done so now had it not been for
tho disclosures made by The Bee?
Keep it before tho people that Judge
Barnes, the republican candidate for su
preme Judge, was twice appointed su
preme court commissioner by unanimous
vote of the present Judges of the court
In which Judge Sullivan, the opposing
fusion candidate, concurred. If he did
not possess all the requisite qualifica
tions for the judicial position to which
he aspires, would Judge Sullivan have
joined in making him a supreme court
commissioner, not once, but twice? If
faithful and conscientious service as a
member of tho supreme court commis
sion deserves promotion, Judge Barnes
is entitled to election.
Going; ThroDkh the Motions.
Those Iowa republicans, with an assured
majority of something- less than a hundred
thousand, actually believe they are having
Knew When to Let Go.
The present rapid decline In some of the
big stocks was no doubt expected by the
original promoters, but we do not see them
now going about the streets In tears. They
probably took care of themselves long ago.
Epoch In Irish History.
Ban Francisco Call.
The first sale of land, a great part of the
domain of the duke of Lelnster, has been
made under the Irish land act This cer
tainly should mark the beginning of an era
which In Irish history should be the best;
one that will signal for many generations a
reign of good feeling, good will and happi
ness for a race that has suffered much.
Securities of Two Nations.
About the weakest spot In the London
Stock market has been the bonds of the
lirltish government. Nothing of that sort
has taken place In New York. The bonds of
the United States have been conspicuously
free from the general fall In prices, In .the
last few months. If government securities
were as weak In this country as they have
been In England there would be. far more
anxiety and nervousness In Wall street, and
the outlook would be much less favorable
than it Is now. It Is not strange that Lon
don speculative circles have been enveloped
in a fog of gloom.
Desertions from the Army.
. Philadelphia Press.
The number of deserters from the army
continues to be large. General MacArthur
reports 1,344, or more than 20 per cent of
the enlisted strength of the Department of
California, during the last fiscal year. He
cannot give any reason, as the men are
better fed, better paid and better
treated than those In any other
army. But the opportunities for profitable
employment are better in this country than
In any other, and many of those who enlist
get tired of army, life and the chance of
successful escape leads them to desert. It
Is an unfortunate condition of things, and
If all Is as represented In the army, the
only solution of the trouble Is to Increase
the pay of the men.
Gospel of Good t'lotbes.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Tailors seem content to remain supine
and permit the dressmakers to hold all
the dress conventions, but It will In time
be made elear that in order to Induce peo
ple to dress well and to make a broad
breach In the multitudinous army of
shabblness there will need to be exhibitions
of dressing. Contempt of good clothes Is
a weakness which It Is to the tailors' in
terest to overthrow. No falser sentiment
ever was disseminated than "Don't Judge
a man by his clothes." Carelessness of
clothea Is carelessness of character. Shab
ffiness goes with dirt, and dirt goes with
shlftlessness, and shlftlessness goes with
a weak Intellect, and then you begin to
get close to crime. A clean collar Is an
aid to integrity, and a new suit of clothes
Insures happiness for twenty-four hours.
Twenty-four hours of happiness Is not to
be looked on with contempt In this mel
THE 1PWARI) bTKIUGLG,
Strife of Capital and Labor Leading
to Iletter Conditions.
Selfishness against selfishness, more for
me, lesa for you that Is what all these
strikes and Industrial quarrels look like
near at hand nothing but a fight of the
hogs for control of the trough. Each side
Is sure that the other Is brutal, hoggish
and unthinking. You are trying to run my
business, eays the employer to the rebel
lious employe. You are a grinding capital
ist, aays the employe to the employer.
And they go on with the war, for that is
what a strike or lockout Is, and the time
often comes when one or the other has to
capitulate and take what It can get. And
after the battle Is won or lost there are
months or years of bitterness, humiliation,
hatred and then another fight.
Neither aide knows nor can tell all the
truth. Reliable history was never written
by a soldier In the heat of a campaign.
Fifty years after comes this historian, un
born when the war was fought, and knows
more about It than the men who were
What will the historian of fifty years
hence say of the battles that are being
fought all around us today, these battles
for the products of Industry?
Why, he will aay that they were all
mere Incidents and episodes in the work
ing out of a tremendous industrial prob
lem, precipitated by the diffusion of educa
tion and enlightenment and the incessant
pressure of those below, climbing up on
those above, tearful of losing their places.
We who are in the struggle or following
the camps can't see much more than ths
fighters but we may rest assured that
this fighting is leading somewhere and will
evolve something. Man does not mold his
destiny out of clay; rather he knocks it
out of the hard granite. Conflict is pro
gress. The old order never gives place to
the new without a battle. Somehow In
this chaos and this struggle of elass against
class a new Older U being worked out.
Governor Van Bant of Minnesota an
nounres that he Is not a candidate for
United States senator to succeed Senator
Former Senator Wolcott Insists on har
mony among Colorado republicans. Con
siderable physical exertion was necessary
to banish discord.
Political affairs In Hawaii are taking on
the real American tone. A grand Jury Is in
vestigating charges of crooked work by
members of the territorial legislature.
Former Governor Hogg declared In a
public address that there Is corruption In
Texas. This, too. In a state wherein the
party of "plain people" has 1CO.OO0 ma
jority. In one of the congressional districts In
New York the campaign seems to hinge on
a question of socks. Thought this issue
was fought to a fraxzle a few years ago in
The city hall, of Chicago, filled with ex
emplars of the plain people, Is said by
Mayor Harrison to be "full of graft." Mr.
Harrison Is competent to give expert testi
mony on Chicago graft.
The Alabama legislature has passed a
two-edged law which will not please either
unfair employers or unfair employes.
Both boycotting and blacklisting are made
statutory offenses for which suitable pun
ishments are provided.
Washington - dispatches assert that the
republican national convention will go to
Chicago instead of St. Louis. It Is also an
nounced that the convention will bt held
not later than the middle of May. Both
statements depend on the action of the na
tional committee, which meets some time
The constitution of Tennessee provides
that, whereas ministers of the gospel are by
their profession dedicated to God and the
care of souls and ought not to be diverted
from the great duties of their functions,
therefore no minister ot the gospel or
priest of any denomination whatever shall
be eligible to a seat In either house of the
James M.' Cameron, son-in-law of ex-Sen
ator Don Cameron of Pennsylvania, has
gone Into politics In Harrlsburg and will do
what he can to smash the machine which
at present dominates the republican party
In Dauphin county. Mr. Cameron is 35
years old and until now has persistently
kept aloof from politics. He is a business
man ot considerable means.
The statement Is published In the per
sonal organ of Congressman Crumpacker of
Indiana that President Roosevelt has dele
gated the representative from the Tenth
district to ascertain whether Senator Fair
banks would accept second place on the
national ticket. It is said that President
Roosevelt believes it would be good policy
to select a vice presldental candidate from
In Brooklyn, famed as the "City of
Churches," there was held a republican
convention, the other day, for the purpose
of nominating a candidate for district at
torney. The apostle of the Sunset Vest,
Timothy C. Woodruff, umpired the affair.
The slate candidate was defeated and the
man nominated was carried out of the hall
unconscious. Mr. Woodruff lost a few sec
tions of his coat and had a beautiful aurora
vest eadly mussed.
An eminent lawyer of Boston, desirous of
a seat on tne superior couri oeuuu, w
tendered the coveted place by the gov
ernor. Then the prospective Judge broke
the Joyful news to his wife. Intimating
that the duties of the circuit would take
him away from home the better part of
ten months each year. "What have I a
hueband for?" asked the wife. The Judge
wrestled with the question for several
days and decided in favor of his wife. Ths
commission was returned.
SMASHING WORLD'S RECORDS.
Spirit ot Progress Manifested in Feats
Saturday Evening Post.
In a year of extraordinary Interest noth
ing has better shown tho spirit of progress
than the feats of speed.
Jules Verne taxed credulity when he took
his hero around the earth In eighty Jays.
Henry Frederick of New York recently
completed the circle of the globe In fifty
four days, seven hours and twenty min
utes, beating by two hours an Oregon Jour
nalist who declared that he would have
made the trip in six days less If he had
not mlBsed an important connection In the
far east. So, practically, we are nearlng
a fifty-day record for a trip around the
Fo." generations there have been dreams
of a horse thst would trot a mile in two
minutes. Every second toward that goal
has become more or less of a national event
and the animal which reduced the record
has enjoyed a fame which a statesman
might envy. This year the long-expected
really happened when Lou Dillon trotted a
mile In two minutes fiat Lou Dillon, a
horse which a few years ago could not
And a sale at $160, but whose owner now
scorns an offer of $50,000. Truly, from th
humble the heroes come!
Germany has snatched the Atlantic rec
ord from Great Britain and there Is new
life and excitement In British shipyards.
Our own Kearsargo by a splendid dash
across the Atlanttc made the best per
formance In the history of battleships. The
automobile has beaten a mile a minute
and Is now striving for 100 miles per hour.
Everywhere and among all classes the ef
fort is for speed, speed, speed and yet
We find In the recent yacht races a ro
markably pertinent illustration of the use
of science and skill In the utilization of
every fact and circumstance that will so
cure greater velocity. In seventeen years
of yacht racing the cup boat has been de
creased 26 per cent, while at the same time
Its sall-carrylng ability has been increased
75 per cent. This was the most extraordi
nary fact about the wonderful Reliance,
and the effect of It was seen In tho almost
incredible performance of a boat sailing
in a ten-mile breeze and making practically
ten miles an hour; in other words, actually
going as fast as the wind Itself.
It Is an old story about splitting the
hours Into minutes. We are splitting the
minutes into seconds. And the fractions
of seconds already familiar In the records
ot speed have passed from halves and
quarters to eighths and tenths, and nobody
knows where it will end.
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THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE
PRESIDENT AMI THE OPEN SHOP.
Chicago Chronicle: To the president as
well as to the strike commission is due
credit for enunciating and practically up
holding the Just and righteous laws of the
land, not only because It Is his sworn duty.
but because "elementary decency" demands
it of him.
Philadelphia Record': The conclusion has
at last been reached that the government
printing office shall be an "open shop." It
would be a sad business If a printer should
be excluded from working for the govern
ment for want of membership In the union.
Yet that is the manifest aim of the union
In the government printing office.
Chicago News: That the essential justice
and propriety of the president's position
will be recognized, not only bjr trades union
ists, but by all other persons, is to be
confidently believed. Citizens of all classes
and conditions must recognize that in the
constant and impartial enforcement of the
law of the land lies the surest guaranty of
protection for their own rights.
Indianapolis News: As long as we have a
country in which every man Is as good as
every other man, with equal rights before
the law. Including the "unalienable rights
of life, liberty and the pursuit of happi
ness," so long the program announced by
those labor organizations that have made
this Miller demand Is subversive of funda
mental Americanism and constituent of
class government. To push this program
may put the president In a new light be
fore the country, as defender of the com
mon liberties, and win him adherents "for
the enemies he has made."
Philadelphia Ledger: There Is no intelli
gent, patriotic citizen In the country who
does not know the president was wholly
right In respect of the Miller Incident, and
that he could have acted otherwise only In
disregard of his own sworn declaration as
president to uphold the law. If he of
fended any by so doing, they were only
such as would condemn any loyalty to
plain duty. It la not probable that among
Intelligent, fair-minded Amerlcun workmen
there are many who will condemn the presl.
dent for fidelity to his official trust, espe
cially at a time when such fidelity in others
is rarer than it should be.
St. Louts Globe-Democrat: This is plain.
sane, patriotic talk. The wayfaring man,
though a fool, will have no excuse if he
makes any mistake about it. The president
reinstated Miller because he believed he
had been unjustly turned out. In putting
him back he stated clearly that the laws of
the land make no distinctions between
union and nonunion men in the government
employ. A person may join or refuse to
join a union without altering his status aa
government servant In the slightest de
gree. The president has no more right to
discriminate against a man because he does
not belong to a labor union than he has on
account of the color of his hair. The same
la true of all other government officials.
All this will be satisfactory to the vast
majority of the members of the labor
unions. It Is certainly satisfactory to the
masses of the American people.
The best things going.
44 The Terfected Amerlcun Witch," n lllusirAted book
of interesting inforrmtlon about watches, tuill be sent
free upon request.
American Waltham Watch Company,
With BROWNING, KINO & CO., at home, and it
Beoms bo good to boo the name again, llardlj a day
passes but that some such remark is made by visitors.
People from any of the fifteen cities where we do busi
ness recognize this store as a safe and satisfactory
place to supply their wants.
These incidents are brimful of significance to YOU
whether in clothing that is rightly made furnish
ings that are very correct or hats our "sign" -BROWNING,
KING & CO., wherever found Is a guar
anty of satisfaction.
NO CLOTH INO FITS LIKE OURS.
R. S. WILCOX, Manager.
MOVING OP JlOtXTAIXS.
Mesicnna Show Strennoae Pare in
The Mexicans have an exalted opinion of
American business enterprise, and it Is
their ambition to achieve the hustling habits
and boundless daring of their northern
neighbors. It was this which led native
Capitalists to subscribe to a $10,000,000 fund
for the first extensive Mexican steel plant,
to be managed by an American, and which
is now In full operation. It was easy for a
practical Joker to convince the Ignorant
among the Mexicans that the purpose of
the Americans who have recently bought
the volcanic mountain Popocatepetl is not
to mine for sulphur, but that they Intend
to transport it in all Its 18,000 feet of alti
tude to the St. Louis World's fair. That
a Yankee company took the great brick
tobacco warehouse known as Libby prison
from Richmond to Chicago Is well known;
that John Brown's fort, a brick building
at Harper's Ferry, was carried to the same
northern city for exhibition purposes hardly
caused surprise, and there are Egyptian
monoliths, old London houses, Pompellan
ruins and other like things on show In this
country. There has been talk of bringing
over Shakespeare's house, of "toting" Ply
mouth Rock from place to place, and of
achieving some vastly more difficult trans--portatlon
feats calculated to Inspire Mexi
cans with confidence in the resources ot
It was inconsiderate of nature to place
all volcanlo mountains of great height ro
far away from the populous sections of
this country that was to be. Even when
she placed within the future boundaries
of the United States such marvels as the
Yellowstone region offers they were still
to be remote from the population center. ,
It is not surprising, therefore, that the
Blmple and credulous Mexicans should think
Popocatepetl (the peculiar spelling of which
has made Its name known to people who
have no accurate geographical knowledge)
would be a stupendous attraction at ths
World's fair, with ascent by a captive
airship or some new railway contrivance
At the rate at which such enterprises as
the transportation of enormous structures
la growing, in the early future the world
may look on tho transfer of a mountain,
as Within the boundaries of the practicable.
Much as art can, do for u preat Industrial
exposition, It can offer nothing which could
rival in Interest a real mountain.
Away With the Dollar.
New York Sun.
"The democratic party," says Mr. Bryan,
"must either be going toward plutocracy
or away from It." The man must be ele
vated above the dollar. He must spurn It
as measure of value and medium of ex- -change.
Only by being dollarless can he
establish his identity as a patriot and feel )
his conscience throbbing In his proletariat
bosom. Hurrah for the penniless cam
paign in Indiana! Free lunch, free beer, ,
freer speech and freedom to be annihilated
at the polls!
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